Rennes-le-Chateau & The Da Vinci Code

There are many conspiracy theories about Rennes-le-Chateau and the fact of the matter is that without these conspiracy theories fewer visitors, including myself, would come to this fairly non-descript, though still pretty, village. Most people come because there are so many fascinating questions remaining to be answered and presumably some questions will stay unanswered unlessContinue reading “Rennes-le-Chateau & The Da Vinci Code”

Bo Kaap – Cape Town

Extract from – Ten Traveller’s Tales Head along Wale Street away from the city centre and in five minutes you will enter the Bo Kaap district, located on the slopes of Signal Hill, with Table Mountain looming nearby. The residents of this inner city area with its brightly painted houses invariably being picked out byContinue reading “Bo Kaap – Cape Town”

Slave Lodge, Cape Town

The Slave Lodge was built in 1679, making it the second oldest colonial building in South Africa and was owned by the Dutch East India Company, who maintained a settlement at the Cape and needed the slaves to support its profitable Asian trading operations. It continued to be used until 1834 when slavery was abolishedContinue reading “Slave Lodge, Cape Town”